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Veteran Nathan Adrian still has it in him against 18-year-old Michael Andrew as the 29-year-old Adrian swam a 22.21 to win the shootout final ahead of Andrew (22.34). Both swimmers were slower in the final as Adrian was a 22.47 in the quarters and a 22.08 in the semis. He swam a little slower the third time around but still hung on for the win.
Both swimmers were separated by a hundredth after the semis. Andrew also swam slower in the final after he went 22.12 in the quarters and 22.09 in the semis. He will also have to swim in the 50 fly shootout later on in the session.
Andrew picked up points for Kaitlin Sandeno‘s swim squad while Adrian picked up points for Jason Lezak.
Event 26F Men 50 LC Meter Freestyle ========================================================================= World: W 20.91 12/18/2009Cesar Cielo American: A 21.15 7/29/2017 Caeleb Dressel Meet: M 21.56 2015 Nathan Adrian Pool: P 21.44 Fred Bousquet Name Age Team Seed Finals Points ========================================================================= 1 Adrian, Nathan 29 California Aquat NT 22.21 2 Andrew, Michael 18 Race Pace Club-M NT 22.34